Couples Ministry Helps Bring Spiritual Healing to Adult Children of Divorce and Separation
For many people, the effects of their parents’ divorce or separation can last well into adulthood. For those who were children when their parents split, the impact can be especially profound and long-lasting. That’s why the Archdiocese of Baltimore recently launched a Couples Ministry, designed to help adult children of divorce and separation heal spiritually.
The ministry, which is a collaboration between the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, began in July 2019. The program is open to all adult children of divorce or separation, regardless of religious affiliation.
The ministry focuses on helping its participants heal spiritually. Through group meetings and individual counseling sessions, participants are encouraged to discuss their experiences and feelings. In addition, the program offers resources that can help participants in their healing journey, such as books, articles, and even referrals to local spiritual counselors.
The goal of the ministry is to provide participants with the support and resources needed for them to heal, both spiritually and emotionally. The ministry emphasizes that healing does not come in a one-size-fits-all package. Rather, healing is an individualized process that involves different approaches for different people.
The ministry also recognizes that the healing process requires time and patience. That’s why the program takes a holistic approach, which includes both spiritual and emotional components. For example, the program emphasizes the importance of forgiveness, compassion, and understanding.
The ministry also offers referrals to local spiritual counselors and resources such as books and articles. In addition, the ministry offers support groups to help participants find a community of fellow travelers.
The Couples Ministry is a wonderful resource for adult children of divorce or separation. It provides a safe and supportive environment for participants to explore their feelings and experiences. Through the ministry, participants are encouraged to find their own path to healing, both spiritually and emotionally.